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Jean Racine

Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine, was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, along with Molière and Corneille, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such "examples of neoclassical perfection" as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie. He did write one comedy, Les Plaideurs, and a muted tragedy, Esther for the young... Read More

BornJean-Baptiste Racine
22 December 1639
La Ferté-Milon, Kingdom of France
Died21 April 1699 (aged 59)
Paris, Kingdom of France
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